jdirkes
jdirkes
3 posts
Joined May 2011

Reloading .30-30 Winchester

I got a Marlin Model 30AS for Christmas, and the cost of .30-30 is out of bounds right now.  I'm not seeing the Dillon rifle dies for this caliber.  Do I use the .308 dies? I've already queued up the caliber conversion kit, but I need to order the proper dies.

Thanks for any input.  I've only ever reloaded pistol ammunition these past couple of years, and will be delving into the world of rifles now.  I guess another concern would be powders.  I've been using Winchester 231, and I like it a lot, because it burns very clean.  Can I continue to use this flaked powder, or is another powder better to use (like my 357, I use Alliant 2400 for better pressures.)?

Thanks again!!

Jim
dillon
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dillon
3,222 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Reloading .30-30 Winchester

We carry Redding dies for 30-30 Winchester;stock #29020  $57.00

DO NOT use a handgun powder in a rifle cartridge! That is a quick way to blow the rifle up, as the burning rates are not compatible between rifle and handgun powders. Rely on your current reloading manual for powder suggestions.

medalguy
medalguy
13 posts
Joined November 2008

RE: Reloading .30-30 Winchester

You DO have a reloading manual, right?  Look up the powders that are recommended for the .30-30 case, and bullets.  Be sure you use a RN bullet in the .30-030.
SeanScott
SeanScott
3 posts
Joined December 2018

RE: Reloading .30-30 Winchester

I have a three die Dillon 30/30 set with powder stage for sale. Call me 269.352.5523.
divejj
divejj
145 posts
Joined December 2012

RE: Reloading .30-30 Winchester

Sean, don't expect a reply, this post is over 4 years old....